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Car Repair and Purchase Resources

Car Repair and Purchase Resources

August 18, 2022

Are you getting ready to buy your first car and want to make a smart and informed choice? Do you want to learn how to take care of a car you already own to ensure that it provides good service for many years to come? Are you interested in a career in the automotive industry? The Library has many resources that you can use! Here are a few:

ChiltonLibrary.com – This database provides repair information for thousands of car, truck, van, and SUV make and model combinations. It provides photographs and wiring diagrams in addition to troubleshooting and diagnostics tools. It is also available to download as an app to use on the go!

Mitchell 1 Pro Demand – Users can access information on automobile repair and estimating software. It is a good resource to use when trying to determine how much routine maintenance or a repair is going to cost on a specific vehicle. It helps users stay informed. It is only available for in-Library use, so head to your nearest Library!

Small Engine Repair Reference CenterSmall Engine Repair Reference Center is a good resource for repair information and instructions for engines in ATVs, movers, farm tractors, motorcycles, boats, and more.

Consumer Reports – The goal of Consumer Reports is to provide users with rating information. Their mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers. This resource allows users to access reviews of different vehicles and compare the safety features of different brands. It is perfect to use when purchasing a new vehicle.

Financial Literacy – This resource provides lots of easy-to-understand personal finance explanations so that users can manage credit and debt, plan for large purchases, and budget for an auto loan. The financial auto loan payment calculator allows users to estimate their monthly payment and plan smart.

Meghan B.
Electronic Resources Department

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